Viptela SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting (VIPTSEN)


The Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting course (VIPTSEN) is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course.. Students will learn how to create, manage, and operate a Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN). The course covers the scalable Viptela Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) configuration emplates, networkwide policies (control, data, and application-aware), and network management.

Target Audience

The course is designed for Cisco customers who are responsible for deploying, managing, and troubleshooting
Cisco Viptela SD-WAN and SEN solutions.
The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Network operations engineers
  • Network support engineers
  • Network architects


The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course include:

  • Technical understanding of routed networks and routing protocols

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Deploy the Viptela SD-WAN solution
  • Apply skills gained to troubleshoot problems that may arise during deployment and operation
  • Create, manage, and operate a Viptela Secure Extensible Network (SEN)

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Viptela SD-WAN solution overview
  • Secure control plane bring-up, including certificate management
  • Secure data plane bring-up, including Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • vManage overview (configuration, management, and monitoring)
  • Basic feature templates
Day 2
  • Smart policies (control, data, AppRoute, and cflowd)
  • Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Troubleshooting methodology (show commands and debugs)
  • Troubleshooting and content review session
Lab Outline
  • Hands-on labs overview
  • Control and data connections lab
  • vManage dashboard lab
  • Template lab
  • Overlay Management Protocol (OMP) lab
  • Smart policies lab
  • Troubleshooting lab

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